Offical 2020 BYC Halloween Hatch-Along

jolenesdad

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So my eggs arrived but USPS did not follow the sender's instructions: hold at post office for pickup. Who knows if this is the reason, but 5 eggs came broken. Luckily there are still 14 (the sender sent me TONS of freebies!).

I carefully wiped off the egg off the other eggs, but did not rinse or anything. Is wiping the yolk off going to do damage to the remaining eggs? Help!

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Yes I’ve washed eggs and had really successful hatch rates. Better to clean them off.
 

jolenesdad

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Well? Is it Halloween yet? Can we check the eggs now? One of them might be early. Oh, come on — it’s been two whole days already! Can’t it get here faster?!?

Oooohhh, this is fun, channeling my inner 6-year-old. :D
I’m checking mine tonight. I can’t shake the thought I’ve got a cracked egg in there.
 

jolenesdad

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Omg. I did absolutely have a crack. Two. 😳

First this one that was developing. 🤦🏻‍♂️ It was virtually crushed on the side so I didn’t try and fix it.
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and.... this one. :eek: (Same egg, 2 pics)


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wellllll.

I’m not a huge fan of the Brinsea trays for quail. Clearly they take a little getting used to. I’m terrified to touch them now.

SO... set 54. Cracked 3, total. Down to 51. Can definitely see development I’ll candle in a few days and see how many. I need to find the snap on candle adjuster thingy for these tiny eggs. 🤞🏻
 

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Omg. I did absolutely have a crack. Two. 😳

First this one that was developing. 🤦🏻‍♂️ It was virtually crushed on the side so I didn’t try and fix it.
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and.... this one. :eek: (Same egg, 2 pics)


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wellllll.

I’m not a huge fan of the Brinsea trays for quail. Clearly they take a little getting used to. I’m terrified to touch them now.

SO... set 54. Cracked 3, total. Down to 51. Can definitely see development I’ll candle in a few days and see how many. I need to find the snap on candle adjuster thingy for these tiny eggs. 🤞🏻
Oh no! Are you using quail rails?
 

jolenesdad

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Oh no! Are you using quail rails?
Yes inside the goose trays. Live and learn.

They trays are so long and those inserts are kind of bendable and I think putting a larger egg in cracked these eggs. And then trying to get the eggs out you can push on that insert so easily. If I continued to hatch quail I would glue that insert in so it didn’t do this. I’m sure I’ll learn how to work with it in the future but a bummer when it’s my fault I’ve cracked three!
 

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